Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Season set to end in style

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Noura Al-Abeed performs as ‘Leila.’
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Spectators can also expect fireworks, an inflatable fortress, dancing and hundreds of original costumes. (SPA)
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Spectators can also expect fireworks, an inflatable fortress, dancing and hundreds of original costumes. (SPA)
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Spectators can also expect fireworks, an inflatable fortress, dancing and hundreds of original costumes. (SPA)
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Updated 15 January 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Season set to end in style

  • Tickets can be bought from the website RiyadhSeason.com and start from SR25 ($6.70)

RIYADH: More than 10 million people flocked to Riyadh Season, which is going to end with a bang at the King Fahd Stadium on Thursday, according to event organizers.
The CEO of General Entertainment Authority, Faisal Bafarat, told the media on Tuesday that the season had achieved impressive results and numbers, including revenues and visitor numbers from inside and outside the Kingdom.
Anghela Alo, who is creative director of Riyadh Season, said: “The great numbers and successes achieved deserve to have a conclusion worthy of it, so the show ‘Leila Land of Imagination’ will be the perfect conclusion to the season. We are happy that the partners in the season are with us in this ceremony, in addition to the visitors of Riyadh Season.”
Marco Balich, from Balich Worldwide Shows, said: “We firmly believe that if we integrate global experiences with national talents, we will be able to create unique offers that will leave unforgettable memories and a legacy. This is a great time for the Saudis, and we had the privilege of being here on a joint journey toward Vision 2030.”

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The show has 488 performers, 293 crew members and two horses.

Noura Al-Abeed, who plays Leila in the show, was also at the press conference. The show follows her as she embarks on a journey toward the future.  Alo said: “Leila is a symbol of the new Saudi generations who live a changing reality. The future is around the corner. All she needs to know about herself is to unleash her imagination.”
The show has 488 performers, 293 crew members and two horses. Spectators can also expect fireworks, an inflatable fortress, dancing and hundreds of original costumes.
Music and video clips were also produced for the show. The stadium has a 67,000-seat capacity. Tickets can be bought from the website RiyadhSeason.com and start from SR25 ($6.70).


Saudi Cabinet voices support for the territorial sovereignty of Cyprus

King Salman chairs the Cabinet session on Tuesday. The meeting reviewed the Kingdom’s economic progress. (SPA)
Updated 22 January 2020

Saudi Cabinet voices support for the territorial sovereignty of Cyprus

  • Kingdom calls for security to be maintained in the region

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has voiced its support for Cyprus’ territorial sovereignty amid growing tensions following the discovery of oil and gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean.

The Saudi Cabinet, chaired by King Salman, on Tuesday said it was watching developments in the eastern Mediterranean “with great interest,” and called for security and stability to be maintained in the region.
The Cabinet also reviewed the Kingdom’s progress among 190 economies in the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2020 report, which placed it first among GCC countries and second in the Arab world on legislative reforms relating to women.
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 program supports the implementation of reforms that enhance women’s role in economic development, raising the Kingdom’s competitiveness regionally and globally.
Minister of Media Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah said the Cabinet reviewed several reports on developments in regional and international arenas.
The Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom’s assertion during the fourth session of the Arab Parliament in Cairo that its policy is based on the principles of peaceful coexistence and good neighborliness, full respect for the sovereignty and independence of states, noninterference in their internal affairs, and its belief that these principles are capable of resolving all conflicts, foremost the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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The Cabinet reviewed efforts to promote political solutions to crises in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Sudan, calling on all to take action to address destabilizing foreign threats and interventions.

The Cabinet also reviewed efforts to promote political solutions to crises in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Sudan, calling on all to take action to address destabilizing foreign threats and interventions and to “move forward toward the aspirations of security, stability and development of Arab countries and their peoples.”
On regional affairs, the Cabinet condemned an attack on a military site in Niger, the bombing of a security checkpoint and a tax collection center in Somalia, and the terrorist strike by Houthi militia on a mosque in the Marib governorate, which resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries.
The Cabinet session also authorized the minister of foreign affairs or his deputy to sign a draft protocol on establishing diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe.
An agreement on social development between the the Kingdom and Tunisia was also approved along with a memorandum of understanding for scientific and technical cooperation with Spain.
The Cabinet also approved an agreement for scientific and geological cooperation between the Saudi Geological Survey and the Russian State Geological Company.